The Seven Toughest Men in Oregon History – Part 1

The Seven Toughest Men in Oregon History – Part 1

Here are The Seven Toughest Men in Oregon History. Merely getting to Oregon in the first place separated the tough from the weak. Dangers such at Cholera, sickness, injury, malaria, scurvy, and worse of all, head and body lice. Once emigrants somehow managed to arrive successfully, they then had to wait out the long rainy fall and winter before being able to even start clearing fields and planting crops. Often they were already at the end of their food supplies and were left not option but to forage for food, or subsist on a single menu choice such as deer meat. It was often two or three years after their arrival before emigrants were growing a surplus of crops.

There were exactly two routes to Oregon during the 1800’s. Overland via the path now known as the Oregon Trail, or via ship all the way around South America and Cape Horn. Both routes were dangerous in themselves.

The Southern Route by ship around Cape Horn in South America was thought to be faster, but depending on who you talked to was either the safer or the more dangerous route. Until local industry and better transportation methods such as pack wagon trains and rail road came along, between 1840’s-1880’s this is the route that most goods shipped to Oregon took. Especially anything large and bulky. Between rough seas, unpredictable storms, unreliable charts, poorly maintained ships, and the risk of rotting food and contaminated water it was no pleasant sea voyage, yet thousands took this route.

But the vast bulk of immigrants to Oregon came over the Oregon Trail. Numbers range wildly from 260,000 to 1.2 million depending on the source. 500,000 seem to be the generally accepted number for 1841-1866. It’s estimated that roughly 2/3rds of these people went south to California, but the rest settled all across Oregon. Either way about 10% of these people died on the trail.

To be fair the below list includes many more then seven men. For instance trying to separate the Lewis and Clark expedition would fill this entire list by itself. Instead of order of “toughest” this is in rough Chronological order.

#1 Lewis and Clark Expedition

Dog Friendly Lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon

Dog Friendly Lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon

This post has been updated on my other blog, Pacific Northwest Photoblog at Lincoln City Dog Friendly Hotels. That post is much more up to date and includes more hotels and information.

I’m not sure who provides this information, but this is gleaned from a brochure provided by the city of Lincoln City.

All Seasons Vacation Rentals small dogs only

Ashley Inn Also has Tillamook Location

Captain Cook Inn no pitbulls or cats; no unattended pets

Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel no pets in suites

City Center Motel (no web site)

Coast Inn Bed and Breakfast 1 room only; well-behaved dogs

Coho Oceanfront Lodge 10 room; under 25 pounds; 1 pet only

Crown Pacifiq Motel Depoe Bay location also; 10 rooms; doggie treats

Edgecliff Motel

Ester Lee maximum of 2 pets per room; 26 pet rooms

The Hideaway no limitations; 6 rooms

Historic Anchor Inn

Horizon Rentals also has locations in Pacific City, Neskowin, Bend, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Depoe Bay and Otter Rock

Inn at Wecoma

Lincoln City Inn

Looking Glass Inn maximum 2 per room; dog basket (I highly recommend this one)

Motel 6 friendly pets

O’dysius Hotel 1 pet per room; under 20lbs, 8 rooms

Oregon Beach House Rentals small to large dogs welcome; doggie treats

Overlook Motel no more than 2 dogs per room; 8 rooms

Palace Inn & Suites 2 dogs per room under 25lbs; 6 rooms

Sailor Jack’s Hidden Cove 2 pets per room; up to 25lbs

Salishan Resort

Sea Echo Motel 2 pets per room maximum; 35 rooms

Seagull Motel

West Coast Inn (no website) 2 rooms; less than 25lbs

Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources

Here is a list of resources for online learning. A lot of these are created by legitimate Universities.

Open Academic Courses
Yale –
Harvard –
Columbia –
Stanford –
Princeton –
Boston College –
UC Berkeley –
UC Irvine –
Carnegie Mellon –
Tufts –
Michigan –
Notre Dame –

Specific Course Material
Here are some Universities which have course material on a particular area of study.
Cornell / Quantum Physics –
Johns Hopkins / Public Health –
University of Washington / Computer Science –
Indiana Purdue (IUPUI) / Computer Science –
Duke University / Law –
Harvard / Medicine –
Oxford / Mathematics –

Lectures, Talks, Etc –

Other Material
Open Courseware Consortium –
Academic Earth –
Khan Academy –

Credit Card Company Back Door Phone Numbers

Credit Card Company Back Door Phone Numbers

Here”s a list of backdoor phone numbers to Credit Card Companies. This is partially taken from the Forums and includes numbers from my own research.

American Express: 800-809-6849 (lending dept)
American Express: 800-874-2717
American Express: 800-223-2670
American Express Oasis Program: 888-232-3261
Barclay’s: 866-750-6031 (corporate)
Best Buy: 888-237-8289 (customer care)
Best Buy: 800-365-0292(CSR)
Bank of America: 800-732-9194 (dept. unknown)
Bank of America: 866-865-7842; 866-506-5067 (Credit Dept. Analysts/Recon)
Bank of America: 302-741-1825 (Recon)
Bank of America: 800-421-2110 (for cli ? )
Bank of America: 888-831-4181
Bank of America – Credit Analyst Department: 1-866-751-1257
Capital One: 800-951-6951 (Customer relations)
Capital One:-800-548-4593 (application department; status)
Capital One: 800-889-9939 or 800-625-7866 (Account Specialist)
Capital One: 877-513-9959 (Account Retention?)
Capital One: 800-427-9458 (Fraud department. They take ALL calls seriously!)
Capital One: 800-258-9319 (Debt Recovery)
CareCredit: 866-893-7864 (credit services)
Chase: 800-432-3117(App status)
Chase: 800-648-5588 or 800-945-2006 for APR decrease(Card Services)
Chase: 877-781-3109(combining & product change)
Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst – Recons)
Chase: 888-871-4715 (Lending Department)
Chase: 888-643-9628 (FAX – underwriting)
Chevron: 801-743-2030(Credit Dept)
Chevron: 800-243-8766 (ask for UW)
Citi: 800-950-5114 (Account Specialist)
Citi: 888-201-4523 (Approval Status)
Discover: 888-676-3695(Recon)
GEMB/GE Money Bank/Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy: 888-248-3182 (credit services)
HSBC: 800-694-9222 (cust. service)
HSBC: 831-755-6699 (executive customer service)
Hooters: 801-545-6705 or 800-850-4668
J.C.Penny:866-239-4362 (credit services)
Juniper: 866-408-4064 (Credit Analyst)
Juniper: 866-750-6031 (corporate)
Key Bank MC/Citi: 800-288-4653 (underwriting)
Krogers: 888-954-6767
Lowes: 800-445-6937 (application status)
Lowes: 866-232-7443 (underwriter)
Lowes: 800-444-1408 (fraud and/or underwriting)
Macys: 800-243-6552, 800-458-6229
National City: 800-762-0974 (Credit Dept)
Nordstrom: 1-866-445-0430 (hit 2, then 0#) (card services)
Orchard: 800-395-6090
Sam’s Club: 800-301-5546 , 866-246-4282 (credit services)
Shell: 800-223-3296 , 866-438-7435 (credit department)
Shell: 800-377-5150 (customer service)
Target: 612-307-8010, 612-307-5580 (Target Financial Services – FAX – Underwriting – VP: Robert M. Barnhart)
Target: 605-323-2028 (Target National Bank – FAX – VP: Jim Meyer)
Target: 800-659-2396, 800-394-1829, 888-755-5852, 888-755-5856, 612-307-5811, 800-621-2410, 888-608-7627, 888-394-1885 (credit services)
Target: 612-304-6073 (guest relations – President of TFS: Terrence J. Scully)
Target: 866-225-7040 (BACKDOOR)
Tiffany & Co: 800-770-0800
U.S. Bank: 800-364-7390
Victoria’s Secret/VS: 800-695-9458
Victoria’s Secret/VS: 614-729-7572
Wal-Mart/(GE Moneybank)/GEMB 1-866-419-4096, 877-294-7548 (Underwriting)
Wal-Mart (by GE Money Bank) is: 1-877-294-7880 (reported to be the best number)
WaMU CSR: 800-356-0011, or 800-280-9441; 888-687-2273.
WaMu: 800-687-2273 (Applications/New Accounts)
Wells Fargo: 415-396-1104

Please update me with any additions or subtractions

Portland Oregon Temp Agencies list

Portland Oregon Temp Agencies list

This is a list of Temp Agencies and Employment Agencies with offices in the Portland, Oregon area. I do not have experience with most of these companies, nor do I endorse any. But I would be interested in your opinions on them. Please leave any comments (good or bad,) below.

Please also comment below on any companies that should be added to this list!

Portland Oregon Temp Agencies list

Accountemps (Accounting, bookkeeping, collections, general office) 503-244-9311

Accounting Connections (Accounting, bookkeeping, CPA’s, Administrative) 503-228-2335

Adecco Employment (Clerical, light industrial, data entry, drafters, engineers, production) 503-645-5938

Aerotek (Skilled light industrial, general labor, clerical, engineering) 503-403-1900

Ajilon (Accounting, finance) 503.228.0300

All’s Well (Most health care suport positions (no physicians)) 503-265-0542

Apple One (Administrative, sales, management, customer service, technical, call center) (503) 279-8893

Aquent (Creative and Marketing) 503-797-6600

Arrive Staffing Resources (Office, Accounting, Finance) 503-227-2211

ATSI Group (All IT Technical positions) 503-684-9100

Barrett Business Services (Clerical, Light Industrial, Technical) 503-234-2444

BDI Staffing (Heavy Industrial, Production, Assembly) 503.364.5189

BEGINRIGHT Employment Services (Warehouse, light industrial, clerical, production) 503-254-5959

Boly:Welch (Administrative, clerical, legal accounting support) 503-242-1300

Brooks Staffing (General Office, Administrative, Production, Light Industrial) 503-284-7930

CDI Professional Services (Electronics, IT, Administrative, Clerical, Call Center, Management) 503-629-7100

CLP Resources (Skilled Trades people for construction) 503-408-5730

Contractors Employment Service (Construction Industry Only, Commercial, residential, general labor) 503-654-0021

Crdentia Staffing (Finance, Credit, Accounting, Collections, General office) 503-246-8952

Creative Financial Staffing (Accounting, Finance) (503) 552-6717

CSR Personnel (Administrative, clerical, customer service, engineering, technical, production, healthcare) 503-287-4428

De Paul Industries (office, clerical, general labor, warehouse, manufacturing, janitorial, medical production) 503-281-1289

Dental Medical Staffing, Inc (Dentist, hygenist, assistant, office manager, xRay technician, receptionist, veterinary technician) 503-641-1176

Edgelink (technical) 503-246-3989

Edwards Enterprises (Construction, Assembly/Fabrication) 503-466-2171

Emerald Staffing (secretarial, clerical, accounting, word processing, sales, warehouse, customer service) 503-941-4788

Employers Overload (clerical, light industrial, technical) 503-624-8000

Experience Works (Staffing for mature workers 55 and over) 503-526-2761
Filter/Talent (Creative, advertising, design, marketing, public relations) 503-228-6892

Generator Group (exclusive high-end professional positions in apparel, footwear, sporting goods, retail, insurance, banking, IT, risk management) 503-224-4811

Goodwill Personnel Services (office suppport positions for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment) 503-239-1734

HR Extra (HR Executive, manager, HR support staff, recruiter, benefit administrator) 503-885-9875

Instant Labor (general labor, construction, assembly, production, moving, janitorial, warehouse, painting) 503-643-7028

Insurance Overload Services (Insurance, Administration) (503) 293-7650

Integrity Staffing (labor, warehouse, material handling) 503-692-1300

Interim Healthcare (Hospice, Health Care,) (503) 761-6050

Jones Partners (technology) 360-693-0181

Kelly Services (clerical, administrative, technical, light industrial, healthcare, management, engineering, sales) 503-643-1614

KForce (accounting, finance, technical) 503-244-2700

Labor Ready (light industrial, unskilled construction, assembly, freight handling, maintenance, warehouse) 503-641-7858

Legal Northwest (paralegal, legal secretary, legal administrator, records manager) 503-242-2514

Madden Industrial Craftsmen, Inc. (carpenter, welder (certified and non-certified), machinist, laborer, mechanic) 503-690-0641

Mainz Brady Group (Information Technology, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing and Accounting,) 503-688-1900

Management Recruiters (Management) (503) 287-8701

Manpower (light industrial, production, general labor, administrative, clerical) 503-641-6992

Maxim Staffing Solutions – (Admin, Healthcare including physicians) 503-452-7979

Medical Placement Services (nurse, front office, billing, medical records, CNA, CMA, customer service, affiliated with the medical society of metropolitan portland) 503-222-9977

Medical Staffing Network (nurse, medical technician, radiology, pharmacy, rehabilitation) 503-295-7828

Medical Society Staffing (Healthcare) 503-227-2737

Northwest Staffing Resources (administrative, customer service, light industrial, accounting, IT, medical, legal) 503-323-9190

Office Team (administrative, receptionist, customer service, data entry, clerical, executive assistant) 503-594-2000

OPTI Staffing Group (light industrial, clerical, office skilled trades, customer service, data entry, office manager, administrative assistant) 503-594-2000

The Personnel Department (office , clerical, technical, marketing, technical) 503-626-0311

Portland Habilitation Center (provides education, training and employment for people with disabilities) 503-261-1266

Resource Staffing Services (Logistics, Commercial Transportation, Production, Admin, Call Center) – (503) 261.8822

Randstad (office, executive office, industraial, call center, creative, technical, finance and accounting) 503-246-5342

Remedy Intelligent Staffing (light industrial, assembly, customer service, clerical, warehouse, forklift driver, administrative, data entry) 503-646-0400

Resources in Food (Hospitality) 407.248.1066 x105

Rose City Personnel (administrative, financial, legal, management, clerical, marketing, technical) 503-968-1100

Securitas Security Service (security) 503-243-1620

Sedona Group (office Support, light industrial, clerical, engineering, IT, medical, production) 503-466-9999

SFI Staff Finders Inc (Technology) 503-617-2979

Spark Pro (Technology) 503-684-9100

Staffing Partners (all types) 503-644-1945

Staffmark (Professional, administrative, Assembly, Warehouse, technical, customer service, skilled trades) 503-251-0004

Summit Staffing (production, light industrial, office, technical, medical) 503-639-9292

Today’s Office Staffing (office, legal, customer service, accounting and finance) 503-452-8400

Ultimate Staffing (Clerical, Customer Service) (503) 227-5582

Uniforce/Labforce (Medical, scientific, technical, clerical) 503-968-1311

Vanderhouwen & Associates (IT, Engineering, Accounting) (503) 299-6811

Volt Services Group (light industrial, reception, manufacturing, clerical) 503-221-8797

Westaff (Entry level clerical, light industrial, customer service, call center) 503-224-2401